Tis the Season for Feigning Football Interest

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September brings my annual ritual of brushing up on the basest college football knowledge for use in conversation.

We Don’t Listen to Children When it Comes to Abuse in Sport

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When it comes to abuse in sport, the culture of denial and silence is rooted in the reality that children’s sport replicates the professional game…where winning is the prime motivation.

Student’s Survival Story Triggered by Campus Suicides

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In the wake of two suicides in the last three weeks at the University of Pennsylvania, college junior Jack Park reveals he, too, wanted to commit suicide, but says his failed attempt was part of a greater being’s plan for his life.

Denim Day USA 2013 and the Need for NO MORE Excuses

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We’ve got a lot of work to do, so it’s time to stand up, wear denim with a purpose, and work together to end sexual violence.

‘Today Show’ Promotes Nauseating Interview With Jerry Sandusky

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Kenny Bodanis questions why Jerry Sandusky should be given a platform to tell “his side of the story?”

Natural Born Runner

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Of all the members of his close knit Ukrainian family, Jeff Swain most uncannily resembles his Uncle Albie, who was also a runner.

The Grief Performance: Football’s Concussions and Controversies

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Ronald Metellus on concussions, Manti Te’o, and the complicity of fandom.

Pennsylvania Suing NCAA Over Penn State Restrictions

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The state is suing in federal court for removal of the penalties imposed in response to the Sandusky abuses.

Pennsylvania Governor Sues NCAA Over Sandusky Sanctions

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Governor Corbett believes the sanctions the N.C.A.A. handed down in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal were too harsh and missed the people they should be aiming for. He’s wrong.

There Is Nothing I Love More Than A Good Redemption Story

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Mythologizing the coaches of Penn State threatens to erase the suffering of the victims.

Two Days in the Storm

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Penn State brings together a community of experts and survivors to talk about prevention and recovery from sexual abuse.

Is the NCAA Knocking Down the Gods of College Sports?

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Liam Day hopes the NCAA’s new regulations will help prioritize students’ futures over the wealth of the universities’ sports programs.

I’ll Never Forgive You

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Four little words by Victim 4 in the Jerry Sundusky case speak volumes.

FIVE Concussions in One Pop-Warner Football Game

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We must ask ourselves what is wrong with our culture when five 12 year-old boys are allowed to sustain serious head injuries during one Pop Warner football game.

Men Who were Abused as Boys

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By reducing those who sexually abuse men and boys to “Sanduskys”, we put a generic face on a very real problem.

Worse Than Denial: Institutional Betrayal

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With institutions covering up rampant sexual abuse, it is clear that there are vital conversations we aren’t having as a society.